Tunnel to bypass Mussoorie jam, approved by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari

The problem of jam in Mussoorie keeps coming to the fore every day. Now to bypass the jam of Mussoorie, Central Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved the construction of a 2.74 km long tunnel

Tunnel to bypass Mussoorie jam, approved by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari

The problem of jam in Mussoorie keeps coming to the fore every day. In the tourist season and on weekends, the situation becomes dire here. People who do not have to go to Mussoorie city but have to commute between Tehri and Dehradun also get stuck in the jam. Apart from this, the traffic of the country's prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is also obstructed by the jam. Now to bypass the jam of Mussoorie, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved the construction of a 2.74 km long tunnel here. The Union Minister gave this information through a tweet.

This tunnel will be built at a cost of about Rs 700 crore. After its construction, people traveling elsewhere via Mussoorie will pass through the tunnel. This will also reduce the vehicular pressure in Mussoorie. The responsibility of the construction of the tunnel will be with the National Highway section Doiwala. OP Singh, the executive engineer of the block, said that a feasibility survey would be conducted soon for the construction of the tunnel. After this, it will be decided from which site the construction of the tunnel in Mussoorie should be started. Surely, its end will be near Mussoorie International School.


Chief Minister expressed gratitude


Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat re-tweeted Union Minister Gadkari's tweet to approve tunnel construction in Mussoorie. He thanked the Union Minister and said that this would prove to be a big step in the direction of making the path of the people easier. Connectivity will be improved especially in remote areas and the work of disaster management will also pick up the pace at the time of disaster.


Work on these too to remove the problem of jam in Mussoorie


At present, Mussoorie is the only main road for traffic from Dehradun. However, the already built Longidhar Kimadi route is being strengthened. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is also carrying out survey work on another route from the Paundha side.